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“Nice art deco hotel but wouldnt hurt some room improvements”
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The Park Central
Ranked #132 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice art deco hotel but wouldnt hurt some room improvements”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Spent Fourth of July weekend with hubby just because I wanted to be close to the beach. And literally, we were right across from it. Room was ok, was clean but has that old smell which can inly come from old carpeting. Mattress was not comfy but clean. But the lamp shades? You can fix that with minimal investment! Hotel staff pretty attentive but make sure you ask them where to go as there are plenty of restaurants/bars that are a rip-off.

Stayed July 2014
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Elpaladardeyeya,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your feedback on our product is appreciated and we are pleased to share that the property will be renovated very soon! I welcome you to visit our website and review the renovation tab to see all of the exciting improvements!
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Janine Ackerman - General Manager
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This was a complete mess! The tub was jammed and while taking a shower ...it would rise up to the point where it was a bath! The hotel is very old and creepy. They took 1hour to being fresh towels and made us exchange the old ones first. Won't stay here ever again!

Stayed July 2014
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Shamekia F,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are very sorry your stay was unsatisfactory and that neither the service nor the property met your expectations. Your feedback is being shared and will be used for service improvements. This year the hotel will fully remodel and we hope you might consider us once this remodel is complete.
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Janine Ackerman - General Manager
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The hotel location is great ,but the price for the hotel could be better.This hotel is very outdated and the check in process is a little extreme.They take a photo of every guest license ,they make you pay 150 extra for a deposit which is not included in the room fee.

  • Stayed July 2014
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Brklynway,
Thank you for choosing The Park Central for your stay in South Beach. I understand your comment about the check in process and the incidental deposit requirement is now explained on our updated website FAQ page so all our guests are aware in advance. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future.
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

What is so good about this hotel? Well, here I go...
First of all the location of the hotel is great. Right on Ocean Drive. you just cross the street to go to the beach. Walking distance from the shopping en food at Licoln Mall (about 15 mins to walk, you can walk along the beach, which is a great walk!).
We didn't have problems with noise in our room (sounds from the street or pubs) but the ac was really loud so we didn't turn it on at night. Also... we could hear the people in the adjecent room, so not so well isolated (could be due to the age of the hotel, which is one of the things that also makes the hotel so charming).
The sunroof is also great, mainly because during our stay we were the only ones using it! So we had our own private terrace right on the rooftop.
Gym and pool are both fine.
Great about the hotel also is the sunbeds at the beach, they're included in the room. Just cross the street and lay down on a bed! Much better than a towel in the sand!
We never ate at the hotel so can't judge that.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Heleen V,
Your recent review of our property is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to list some of our hotel amenities, we are so happy you enjoyed yourself. Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Park Central the next time you visit South Beach!
Janine Ackerman - General Manager
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McDonough, Georgia
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Booked 3 rooms for family and friends. We only stayed 2 nights. Upon check in the clerk stated they had one ocean view upgrade for additional $$. We declined. He also stated he needed a credit card for a $50pp deposit hold. That was news to me. The carpet through out the hallways and rooms need updating. The halls were a little dark. My room was on the 5th floor. We were suprise the furniture was ok but our view was the rooftop of other hotels. The hotel had a small pool and a rooftop deck. They both need updating. The best thing I liked about this hotel was it was right in the center of everything and south beach was right outside doors. Price was high for this hotel but I guess this is what you pay for location. Continental breakfast is included. Would I stay here again? Maybe, but now I know what to expect.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Diana H,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. In the near future we will renovate the hotel and therefore our amenities will be updated for our guests to enjoy. We are happy you enjoyed the proximity of our location and hope you will consider us once the remodel is complete.

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Janine Ackerman - General Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

I just came back from a short 3 night business trip. After looking trough the reviews I decided to try the Park Central - it was without a doubt a great choice. From the moment I checked in until the time I left the staff was very courteous and attentive, anything needed was taken care of immediately.

As for the room, many of the other reviews say they are small. They aren't huge, but mine was fine, I have stayed in much smaller in Miami Beach. It was very clean, had a comfortable bed and all the amenities that are needed. Even the glasses were spotless and cleaned each day (they even had wine glasses). There is free WiFi, which works well. I don't know if this was an updated room or not, but no complaints here, I enjoy the dated look of the South Beach art deco hotels.

The pool is small, but at least they have one. Once again it was clean and had nice lounge chairs. The Park Central even provides for lounges on the beach which is right across the street.

A free continental breakfast was provided each morning in the restaurant, which was very good and even a little larger than I expected. I did not eat dinner there but was told it was good. I want to give a shout out to Bellini Italian Bistro (between 5th and 6th on Ocean). I had dinner there twice. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. They were not as crowded or as expensive as most of the others, but the food was probably just as good - probably better!

On the day I left, I had a late flight. After checking out, they gladly stored my luggage, allowed use of all the hotel's facilities for the entire day and has a shower room to use before you leave.

Over all the Park Central was a great experience. The next time I go to South Beach for a vacation or business I will definitely stay there.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Larry M,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our hotel and all of the amenities it offers! We hope to welcome you back for your next trip to Miami.

Sincerely,
Janine Ackerman - General Manager
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a good stay at Park Central. Good budget alternative with a great location in South Beach with the beach just a short walk away. The hotel needs some freshening up though. The service was a bit lacking.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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PCHotelManager, General Manager at The Park Central, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Adel A,
Thank you for choosing The Park Central. I am sorry that the service did not meet your expectations. In the near future the hotel will be renovated and I hope you will consider us for your next visit to South Beach.

Sincerely,
Janine Ackerman - General Manager
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Property: The Park Central
Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6219
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#89 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Park Central 4*
Number of rooms: 127
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